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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
counsel at the fcc. he also worked at verizon. he is a graduate of harvard and law degree from the university of chicago. eliza krigman of "politico," next question. >> yes, a very impressive background for this position. since you worked at verizon, i am curious, have you been lobbied by any of the people you used to work with? >> guest: i have not, no. >> okay. on that same topic, um, i'd like to ask, the fcc's supposed to operate in the public interest, but the reality of the matter is that most of the people who comment on the public record are the well-heeled lobbyists, and that's who the commission also spends a lot of time meeting with. what are you going to do personally to insure that your opinion is informed by what's happening with the average consumer and not just the washington operators? >> guest: well, at my confirmation hearing in november of last year, i stated that i would hold no favor for or prejudice against any particular company, person or segment of the industry. and i would like to think that in the four-and-a-half months that i've had the privilege of serv
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. the trouble, of course, is the antitrust law can hardly keep up with what is going on in the marketplace. it is really difficult. i really do think in the next administration congress is the one that is going to be driving some of these things. conversely, on the science and innovation side, i think a big difference is that there is a real commitment to public- private partnerships by the obama administration, looking at ways to can have collaborative process with increasingly fierce competitors abroad. those experiments are pretty well full blown through different initiatives, emphasizing the regional capabilities of the u.s. economy. different parts of the country, different industries, places where we are really strong, places where we need to be stronger. it really is trying to find that bridge between basic research and development and the financing to get things commercialize. it is experimenting, trying to find those ways. is really different from what the romney campaign -- the romney campaign has not really talked about this at all. is really private sector- private-
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> prior to joining the fcc, he served as deputy counsel that -- he has a law degree from the university of chicago. >> an impressive background. have you been lobbied by anyone who you have -- used to work with? >> no i have not. >> most of the people who comment on the public record spend a lot of time -- what are you going to do personally that your opinion is informed with what is happening with the average consumer? >> every confirmation hearing, i stated that i would hold no favor our prejudice with any particular company or segment of the industry. i would like to think that i have had privileged serving at the fcc and has stayed true to it -- true to that. a number have been with public interest groups, even individuals. when i go outside of washington to visit various places, and make a point of visiting citizens who have not been involved in the communications industry, but by decisions that we have had to make. i heard from citizens in kansas about different communications issues that affected them. it is a good way to stay grounded, as it were. it is too easy to think about t
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